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Ecuador will send its first domestically produced satellite into orbit in late April from a launch centre in China, said the Andean nation's President Rafael Correa.
"At the end of the month, the first Ecuadorian satellite will be launched, not a satellite bought from a foreign country (but) a satellite made in Ecuador," Correa said in his weekly radio address Saturday.
He noted that the initiative was carried out by the...Read Full Story
By Steve Ellner - Latin American Perspectives:The democratic, peaceful road to socialism, which has been pursued by the governments of Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador and serves as an inspiration for much of the Latin American left, hardly represents a new approach. Social democratic movements worldwide grouped in the Socialist International were the foremost advocates of socialism by pacific means throughout the second half of the twentieth century. Nevertheless, while the three Latin...Read Full Story
Pope Francis received Friday Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa and the two men discussed the situation in Latin America, respect for indigenous populations and the importance of a permanent dialogue between church and state.
The news was reported by the Vatican after a 20-minute private conversation between the pope and Correa and the subsequent meeting of the president with the secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.
“During the talks, which were held in an atmosphere of cordiality...Read Full Story
Ecuador will send its first domestically produced satellite into orbit in late April from a launch center in China, the Andean nation’s president,
">Rafael Correa, said Saturday.
“At the end of the month, the first Ecuadorian satellite will be launched, not a satellite bought from a foreign country (but) a satellite made in Ecuador,” Correa said in his weekly radio address.
He noted that the initiative was carried out by the Ecuadorian Civil Space Agency, which is headed by the country...Read Full Story
Quito: Ecuadorian leader Rafael Correa insisted his revolution is unstoppable as he celebrated victory Monday in the country’s presidential election, with early results giving him a huge 33-point lead over his main rival.
“Nobody is going to stop this revolution. We are making history,” said Correa, claiming outright victory in the first round of the vote.
“We are building our small homeland, and a larger one, too” he said Sunday, referring to Latin America.
With 54 percent of the ballots...Read Full Story